Waratah and Flannel Flower study group
Waratahs (Telopea species) and Flannel Flowers are iconic Australian native plants, yet few Australian gardeners are able to grow them successfully in their gardens. There are a number of new Telopea hybrids becoming available through the trade, but little is known about them. There are several people doing very interesting work with Flannel Flowers, but again no one knows about it. The purpose of this Study Group is to flush out those innovators and breeders and publicise their work if possible. The Study Group's objective is also to co-ordinate the information about Waratah and Flannel Flower cultivation and hopefully make both accessible to a wide audience.
For more information about this study group, please see the ANPSA site: http://anpsa.org.au/waratah2.html
Study Groups focus on researching and learning about specific Australian plants (usually a genus or a related group of genera).
Our plant database has profiles of many such plants for your garden. See here for the plant database.
Flannel flowers at Kenthurst garden
Telopea speciossum, at Royal Botanic Garden - Mount Annan